The University of Gastronomic Sciences Pollenzo, Polytechnic of Milan, Roma Tre University, and University of Eastern Piedmont organize a joint interdisciplinary conference on the influence of modern Italian culture and goods on postwar American consumerism, taste, and lifestyles.
As a part of 2017 PRIN «Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in post-war America» (TT project), three study days will be dedicated to visual arts, art criticism and history of exhibitions with main focuses on topics, issues and ideologies connected to the reception and circulation of Italian neo-avant-gardes in the United States, between “monochrome painting” and Arte Povera.
The conference Transatlantic Visions: Italian Film Cultures and Modernisms in Post-War America (1949-1972) focuses on the presence of Italian cinema in post-World War II U.S. cultural consumption. Its aim is to map the transatlantic exchanges that permitted or fostered the circulation and influence of Italian cinema in the United States in various ways during the period under consideration.
Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo.
Politecnico di Milano, Università Roma Tre, Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo, and Università del Piemonte Orientale organize a conference which invites contributions unveiling the cultural complexity of the transatlantic transfer during a period ranging from 1949 (the date of the inauguration of the exhibition XX Century Italian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York) to 1972 (when the show Italy: The new domestic landscape opened at the same institution); in addition to this, it aims at identifying the occasions and the vectors that made the transfer possible.
La conferenza, organizzata dall'Università del Piemonte Orientale, è aperta da una lezione di Eugenia Paulicelli, e vuole discutere in un’ottica trasversale ed interdisciplinare i temi della ricerca e i modi in cui essi sono sviluppati nelle sedi locali, costruendo relazioni tra le discipline che ripercorrono quelle attive nella definizione e nella diffusione dell’Italian Style.
La tavola rotonda si inserisce nel simposio internazionale organizzato presso il Politecnico di Milano Made in Italy and the Transatlantic Transfer: Architecture, Design and Planning, 1955-1972 e si propone di presentare il progetto di ricerca Transatlantic Transfers. The Italian presence in Post-War America, finanziato su fondi PRIN2017.